WDA - A sign is held in the air as the USS Paul Hamilton arrives into port on Monday, June 24, 2013 at Pearl Harbor. Over 200 sailors deployed aboard the USS Paul Hamilton during its deployment in the Pacific for nine months, and had been operating the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility, conducting a wide array of operations supporting regional security including counter-terrorism and combating transnational crime. (Jamm Aquino/The Honolulu Star-Advertiser).
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Hawaii-based destroyer USS Paul Hamilton is home after a nine-month deployment.
The guided-missile destroyer returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Monday.
Navy Region Hawaii says the crew deployed in September and has been conducting a wide array of operations including counter-terrorism and combating transnational crime.
The deployment also included a port visit in Manila, where 24 Filipino-American Sailors were able to spend time with their families and friends who live in the Philippines.
Paul Hamilton is one of 11 surface combatants assigned to Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific and Destroyer Squadron 31.
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